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Joe McElderry told a court today that he was left feeling scared and intimidated by a man accused of stalking him and his mother.
It is now a week since 88-year-old Alexander Cromar went missing from his home in Jarrow.
Routine operations have been cancelled at one of our leading hospitals because of the large number of patients arriving for emergency care.
South Tyneside District Hospital has urged people who may not be seriously ill to go to GPs and pharmacies before turning up at Accident and Emergency.
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A woman remains critically ill in hospital after being stuck by a car on South Tyneside.
The 79-year-old was hit by a Vauxhall Corsa on the A194 Western Approach at South Shields, close to the junction with Dean Road on Friday at around 4:25pm. She was taken to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary for treatment.
Any witnesses are being asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.
Police are appealing for witnesses after cars were set on fire in South Tyneside just before midnight on Sunday December 16th.
Officers were called to Morris Crescent in Boldon Colliery after two cars, a Volkswagen Golf and a Ford Focus, were set on fire.
At this stage the fires are being treated as suspicious by Northumbria Police.
Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in South Tyneside.
The 26-year-old man was assaulted just before midday on Sunday outside a house at Dock Street in South Shields.
He was then taken to hospital with head wounds believed to have been inflicted by a baseball bat.
Police received reports that two men had been seen in the area with a baseball bat, and would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed two men going into or out of the house on Sunday morning.
A 19-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary and is currently in police custody.
Police are investigating after a house was set on fire in South Tyneside.
It happened at about one o'clock on Sunday, November 4th, when a house at St Jude's Terrace in South Shields was set on fire, causing substantial damage.
The house was vacant at the time and no-one was inside or injured.
Police are treating the fire as suspicious and are making enquiries, including trying to establish how the fire was started.
Anyone who may have witnessed the fire, or who saw any suspicious activity in the area at the time, is asked to contact the police.
Tom and Ethel Husband from Hebburn on South Tyneside are celebrating their 78th wedding anniversary, after tying the knot in October 1934.
Their marriage is thought to be one of the longest in the country.
The couple, who are 98 and 97, met on South Tyneside in the early 1930's.
Firefighters were called to South Tyneside Hopsital after a chemical spill caused a release of nitrous oxide.
Two chemicals mixed together to create the substance commonly know as laughing gas, on Tuesday.
Three people were treated after complaining of sore throats.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal crash in South Tyneside.
It happened at 5.35pm on Tuesday at Lizard Lane in South Shields, involving two cars and a motorbike.
The rider of the motorbike, a man aged in his 40s, was pronounced dead at South Tyneside General Hospital.
The swimmer from South Tyneside became GB's youngest medallist at London 2012 and broke two world records in the 400m freestyle at the Paralympic Games. Now he says he cannot wait to come home to the North East.